A Massachusetts judge has sided with Gov. Charlie Baker (R) in his opposition to making pot shops “essential” businesses.
- The judge noted industry plaintiffs made a “convincing showing” that they could address the governor’s safety concerns.
- The forced closure of REC shops is costing retailers across the state $2M in daily sales.
- Massachusetts is the only major U.S. market where cannabis businesses were not deemed essential.
In May, the Florida Supreme Court will hear two pot related cases via Zoom.